Feeling the cold? Then warm your self up at the Forest with ‘Panda Latina’, a five-piece Latin-American band that plays covers of some of the well-known Latin artists: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Juanes, Carlos Santana and some bossa nova tunes. Zhug for the ears!
Come to the Forest this Friday and treat yourself to a live performance of ‘I am sitting in a room’ by our very own Mr Stephen Patterson. One of composer Alvin Lucier’s best known works, the piece involves Stephen recording himself narrating a text, and then playing the recording back into the room, re-recording it. The new recording is then played back and re-recorded, and this process is repeated. Tthe effect is that certain frequencies are emphasized as they resonate in the room, until eventually the words become unintelligible, replaced by the pure resonant harmonies and tones of the room itself.
Intrigued? Come along and find out for yourself
The Forest would also like to point out that the photo is not of Mr Patterson
Forest is back. We have a space, a coffee machine, and an ambition to make toasties. We need you. Help us grow it. Come. Now. Come. Now. 141 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh.
Things you can do
Clean Like a Mofo
Sing Us A Song
Give Us A Jukebox
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Folks, we’re nearly halfway to out £100,000 target. We’re within sight of buying back 3 Bristo Place and reopening the Forest there. (If you’ve just landed on this site and what to know more about the campaign, read on here.) The support we’ve had so far from all quarters, from artists to MSPs, has been overwhelming. But we still need your help to run that last stretch to the target.
Press Release: MSPs SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR FOREST CAFÉ
Politicians from across the political spectrum have pledged support
for Edinburgh’s free arts and events space. Following last week’s
support from the Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop (1), MSPs are now adding
their verbal support for The Forest’s volunteer-run campaign to buy
the premises at 3 Bristo Place. The Culture Secretary praised The
Forest’s August programme and vowed during last week’s Question Time
to help arrange a meeting with her civil servants to help with the
fundraising efforts. Since then, Alison Johnstone, the Lothian
Region’s Green MSP, has lodged a Parliamentary Motion (2) calling on
Holyrood to support the fundraising efforts.
As we write this, Forest is leaving Bristo Place. We’re taking out the lights, the food, the amps, the chairs, the paperwork, the kitchen sink. When you walk past 3 Bristo Place on September 1st, it will be empty. We’re all a bit emotional about this. But we can tell you one thing:
Read on to find out how you can be part of making Forest continue and come back better than ever.
Press Release: FOREST SAYS YES TO WEFUNDING PROPERTY PURCHASE
The Fringe is over, all the posters and crowds have gone and
Edinburgh’s year-round, fringe venue is closing its doors.
The Forest is today beginning departure from Bristo Place, but is
determined to return—this time as owners rather than tenants of the
building. The volunteer-run open-access multi-arts venue and charity
has launched a WeFund campaign to raise sufficient funds to allow it
to buy their current location. The Forest will use the money raised
as a deposit towards the purchase of the former Edinburgh
Congressional Church. However, the charity won’t take the money from
supporters’ bank accounts until a mortgage is secured.
Press Release: FOREST LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO BUY BRISTO PLACE HOME
The Forest has launched a campaign to buy its current home in Bristo Place. The fundraising follows last week’s news that the sale of the premises has collapsed. The Forest has sought to find a permanent home since Edinburgh University Settlement was declared bankrupt last year. Recent developments have created the opportunity for Edinburgh’s open-access multi-arts venue to buy its home of the last eight years.